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Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie canal.
|Contributions||Israel Thorndike Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||TC625.E6 F2 1827|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||26000495|
DOCUMENTS: Document 1 Excerpt from Facts and Observations in Relation to the Origin and Completion of the Erie Canal by John Rutherford (i.e.: Rutherfurd) (New York: N.B. Holmes, ) In this document, a proponent of the large project of the construction of a canal in Western New York argues that the idea had long been in the visions of Americans. erie canal A canal between the New York cities of Albany and Buffalo, completed in The canal, considered a marvel of the modern world at the time, allowed western farmers to ship surplus crops to sell in the North and allowed northern manufacturers to ship finished goods to sell in the West.
The still-working N.Y. waterway known as the Erie Canal, celebrating the bicentennial of its birth this year, is now a draw for vacationers. LET'S CONNECT: C. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal). Originally, it ran miles ( km) from the Hudson River in Albany to Lake Erie in was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great uction began: July 4, (at Rome, New York).
Visit “A Guide to Canal Records ” and "The Erie Canal Time Machine " in the New York State Archives. The site describes series of records documenting New York’s Canals from the earliest Erie Canal surveys to the completion and operation of the Barge Canal. When the canal opened in , it unlocked the Western interior for trade and settlement, and made New York City the nation’s most powerful commercial center. As one of the largest public works projects in American history, the Erie Canal also inspired a nationwide transportation revolution.
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Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie Canal Out of Print--Limited : John Rutherford. ON the completion of the Erie Canal, the question appears to be revived, as to the author of this magnificent project: an attempt will therefore be made to investigate the subject by a plain statement of facts, to give the credit of the design to the person who is justly entitled to it, to explain the manner in which the canal was proposed to be constructed, the plan which has since been adopted, the.
Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie Canal. Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie Canal [electronic resource] N.B. Holmes New York (N.Y.) Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.
Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie canal. Memoir prepared at the Request of Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals by Cadwallader D. Colden.
– An excerpt from Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie Canal by John Rutherford (6); Turned down by the federal government, Clinton took the project to the state of New York.
Finally, ina canal bill was passed, funding the project with $7 million. Home > History > Fun Facts Map of Erie Canal Taken from Wikipedia. Here are some interesting facts about the Erie Canal: The canal is miles long, 40 feet deep, and 4 feet wide.
It contains 18 aqueducts and 72 locks. The men who constructed the canal used their bare hands, picks, and shovels. The Erie Canal also provided an economic boost to the entire United States by allowing the transport of goods at one-tenth the previous cost.
THE ORIGINAL ERIE CANAL, constructed between andwas 40 feet wide at the top, 28 feet at the bottom, 4 feet deep and miles long from Albany to difference in elevation from near sea level on the Hudson River to feet at Lake Erie was solved by building 83 locks, each 90 feet long and 15 feet wide.
I read a book for a history class called: The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, Definitely more of a history book as opposed to an engineering book on how the canal was built, but definitely worth the read to realize the impact the canal had on society at the time.
Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie canal Memoir prepared at the Request of Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented tothe Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals by Cadwallader D.
Colden. bit of history. Visit the New York State Canal Corporation website: April The construction of the Erie Canal came about for political as well as economic reasons. DeWitt Clinton, who in pushed the idea of a waterway to link the Hudson River and Lake Erie File Size: 3MB.
Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie Canal by: Rutherfurd, John, Published: () Remarks on the proposed canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River by: Clinton, DeWitt, Erie Canal, historic waterway of the United States, connecting the Great Lakes with New York City via the Hudson River at Albany.
The canal, miles ( km) long, was the first canal in the United States to connect western waterways with the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more about the canal, including its construction. His leadership helped complete the canal, which boosted the economy greatly by cutting time traveled from west New York to the Hudson.
Millionaire Term invented in as a result of the economic boom in New York City and the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal for kids: Background History The Residents of New York first started to discuss the possibility of building a canal that linked the Atlantic coast and New York to the Great Lakes in the late 's.
John Fitch () was granted a patent for a steamboat on Augthe invention of steam power made it far easier to travel along the rivers. Interesting Facts about the Erie Canal. The original canal included 83 locks and rose feet from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.
Today, the canal has 36 locks. There was a towpath along the side of the canal where horses or mules would tow the boat along the canal.
PROMOTING THE ERIE CANAL [John Rutherford],Facts and observations in relation to the origin and completion of the Erie York, N.B. Holmes, OBSERVATIONS, &c. ON the completion of the Erie Canal, the question appears to be revived, as to the author of this magnificent project: an attempt will therefore be made to investigate the subject by a plain statement of facts.
Peak Erie Canal tonnage, ; tolls end, By lengthened chambers let most Erie Canal locks pass two boats through in tandem. Chemung, Chenango, Crooked Lake, Oneida Lake, and Genesee Valley canals abandoned, late s.
Ashley Fricchione Social Studies Lesson Plan Grade 4 Unit: Erie Canal Objectives: The students will: Read pages of the book, The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness for content understanding. - complete the KWHL chart throughout lesson. - discuss in pairs and complete Think, Pair, Share worksheet.Jesse Hawley ( – Janu ) was an American flour merchant in Geneva, New York who became an early and major proponent of building of the Erie Canal.
Biography. Hawley was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Elijah and Mercy Hawley. As an adult, he became a flour merchant in western New York. He collected wheat in Geneva and had it milled in Seneca :Bridgeport, Connecticut.Wedding of the Waters refers to the celebration starting on October 26 and ending on November 4, commemorating the completion of the Erie Canal.
Celebrations began at Buffalo on Lake Erie, the western end of the canal, and ended at Sandy Hook in New York Harbor/5.